Things have been changing with the changing times, and one of the things that have also managed to change is the courtside portable basketball system that we happen to love so much. It transitioned from the in – ground version to the portable kind to make it very easy to be moved to just about anywhere. More and more people are beginning to appreciate this change and are opting for the portable kind of hoops instead of the traditional in – ground version.
The in – ground basketball goals had to be left behind every time the family moved and the portable variety of the goals were developed to solve this problem. It has a lot more functions than the fixed kind. You can push it down the street or onto the pavement and you can practically turn any street into an arena.
Space also happens to be a big issue when installing this system, but this kind helps to save space and the fact that it can be moved to wherever we want is just an added bonus.
Since the time it was established, in 1986, Lifetime has dedicated itself to transforming the way we play basketball. It has developed the game in order to make it more enjoyable to the players. It made better equipment, systems and also made better backboard to let the people play basketball the way it’s meant to be played.
The portable basketball hoops manufactured by Lifetime is especially designed to handle the rough games.
The features and design
This particular model designed and manufactured by Lifetime comes with instructions to fill the base with sand or water although a lot of people do prefer to fill the base with sand and not water as water may freeze, expand and hence damage the base.
The base can hold about 50 lb of sand (or approximately 31 gallons of water), but the problem is that the opening to the base is very small and it definitely takes a lot of time to put in all of that sand through it. Pouring in water is comparatively easier. Using a funnel is known to help. If the size of the hole is increased then that will definitely help save a lot of time for the consumers. The wheels help in moving it very easily
It has a backboard of about 48 inches. The material is shatter proof polycarbonate which is break resistant. It also has designs on it which is printed using the UV – protected inks and hence proves to be fade resistant as well and also ends up looking new for quite a long time.
The pole can be adjusted from a height of 8 feet to about 10 feet incrementing by 6 inches every time. The adjustment system is bon fussy and pretty simple to use. The slam – it rim is made of solid steel and has double compression springs that provide an excellent spring back action. It is designed for those people who love to dunk their balls. The spring gives way while dunking a ball and immediately springs back into place.
The pole holding all of the things together is about 3 inches thick and comes in three pieces. Assembling all of the pieces of this system does take quite some effort on your part but once you get through with it, it does seem worth it. The net hooks are welded on and the net is made of the all weather nylon. It stands the test of weather for a very long time and is known to be sturdy enough to stand everything that the nature may throw at it.
This system comes with a warranty of five years which covers all the parts of the system. The poles come with a rust resistant finish and so you can be rest assured that your pole will not suffer any sort of damage due to rusting.
It takes time to set this one up but is very convenient to use. It is rigid enough and also safe enough for the children to go crazy. People of all ages and also skill levels can use it and aspiring dunkers can perfect their slam dunks on this thing incrementing the height as they improve.